DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

Repurposing and Building A Kitchen Table – DIY Square Pedestal Table

One of the first things that we did after moving into our house was renovate the kitchen.  As part of this renovation we had the corner bench above built to fit one corner of the kitchen.  It is a wonderful use of space, but because it was custom built I have been struggling to find… Continue reading Repurposing and Building A Kitchen Table – DIY Square Pedestal Table

DIY & Home Projects

Diy fold-away ironing board & hanging bins

Another Laundry Room Makeover ProjectWe had something very similar to one of these prior to the Laundry Room Makeover: Purchased at TargetI knew I could re-use parts of it and this is what I came up with: I hung the ironing board part on the wall and placed folding brackets underneath so that it would… Continue reading Diy fold-away ironing board & hanging bins

DIY & Home Projects · Woodworking

Our New Butler’s Pantry / Our Coffee Bar: Turn a Closet Into A Bar

I love the sound of a “Butler’s Pantry”.  It sounds old and refined.   So that is what I am calling this new space in our home.  But, really….it is just an old closet transformed into a fancier storage area and coffee bar. Before:This was a very deep closet.  It was dark and always hard to… Continue reading Our New Butler’s Pantry / Our Coffee Bar: Turn a Closet Into A Bar

DIY & Home Projects · Tips&Tricks

Painted Chandeliers / Light Fixtures

AfterBefore AfterBefore BEFORE and AFTER Painted Light Fixtures When we moved into our home we did a major makeover on it.  Of course the work is never done, but we have gotten to a point where we live comfortably in it without feeling like it isn’t ours. Almost every light fixture in the house was… Continue reading Painted Chandeliers / Light Fixtures

DIY & Home Projects · Tutorials

DIY Curtain Rod – How To Make A Long Curtain Rod For Less Than $10

After making / diy’ing my Custom Pinch Pleat Curtains, I also wanted a new curtain rod.I knew I could figure a way to make a curtain rod myself without having to buy a new one.  So I started searching some of my favorite DIY sights and found this at House of Hepworths.com It provides a detailed account… Continue reading DIY Curtain Rod – How To Make A Long Curtain Rod For Less Than $10

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Paneling the Fireplace – diy

OUR NEW FIREPLACE: DIY Wainscoting, Molding, Trim (or whatever else you want to call it)I posted a while ago that I wanted to paint the built-in shelves that surround my fireplace.  When looking at this room from the kitchen, it always appeared so dark because the brick, wood beam and built-ins were darker in color.  Before:After:… Continue reading Paneling the Fireplace – diy